Mamidikaya Pappu | Mango Dal | Andhra Recipes

Days are being very busy and I am hardly finding time to cook food.So opting for few simple recipes these days to manage the week days ..Its mango season and I haven't tasted one so far :( Yesterday I have bought a raw mango to  satisfy my taste buds..It reminded me my good olden school days where we used to buy mango pieces for 25 paise near school gate..Also I love to eat them in T-Nagar roadside on weekend shoppings :) back to recipe here am giving you a tempting dal made of mango seasoned with perfect ingredients..This we call as Mamidikaya Pappu in Telugu and is very famous dish...I love to have this with hot rice,ghee and papad..Ok now goes the recipe for mamidikaya pappu..

What You Need:
Thoor dal - 1 cup
Onion - 1/2 chopped
Medium sized mango - 1 cut into cubes
Red chilli powder - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Green chillies slit - 3
Tamarind very small ball
Coriander - few springs chopped

For seasoning:
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Mustard - 1 tbsp
Jeera/cumin - 1 tbsp
Split uradh dal - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Methi/Fenugreek - 1/4 tbsp
dried red chillies - 2 halved

How I Made :

  • Soak thoor dal in lots of water for 30 minutes.Wash dal and drain the water.
  • Add in onions and mango pieces.Sprinkle turmeric powder and red chilli powder.
  • Add green chillies and tamarind.Add 3 cups of water and mix well so that everything gets coated to the dal.Pressure cook this until 3 whistles.
  • Open the pan once the pressure goes off.Mash the dal well and add salt.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and make seasoning with all the ingredient mentioned above.
  • Fresh mango dal will be ready for you to enjoy with hot rice or roti.
  • Buy mangoes which are very sour for making this dal.Also you don't require more tamarind if the mangoes are sour.

Cut onions and mango into cubes..

Wash your thoor dal and keep it ready..

Add onions and mango cubes..

Add red chilli powder

Turmeric powder..

Then green chillis..

And then tamarind..

Add water..

Pressure cooked..

Mash dal and add salt..
Heat ghee..

Start making tampering..

With beautiful curry leaves..

Add it to dal..

Mix it well...

Decorate with coriander leaves..


  1. My favourite pappu...I make this often :)
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  2. Wow explanation is super with clear step by step pictures... Have tasted this in sankranthi hotel here... Just love it...

  3. Tongue tickling and fingerlicking dal,super comforting food for me.

  4. Never tried this one..Looks delicious..

  5. I like mung daal and u make here so nicely must try with ur andhra spices...
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  6. we often make this during summer days...lovely looking dal

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  8. truly tempting..excellent presentation
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  9. so delicious with full of flavors..awesome
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  10. Thanks for visiting my blog and leading me to yours..nice blog and a super delicious and simple dal recipe


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